Summary of Tests

This is the full range of standard tests, if there is a test you require that is not listed please contact us.

Cytology

  • Fine needle aspirate biopsies (FNAB)
  • Impression smears
  • Surface scrapings
  • Discharges (e.g. vaginal, nasal, aural)
  • Bronchoalveolar lavages (BAL) and tracheal washes (TW)
  • Nasal flushes, prostatic washes & cystic/pseudocystic fluids
  • Abdominal, thoracic, pericardial and joint fluids (reports include nucleated cell counts and protein levels)
  • Bone marrow cytology
  • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Ophthalmic cytology e.g. meibum smears, corneal and conjunctival scrapes, aqueocentesis, and FNAB (orbital, intraocular, eyelid)

Urine

  • Urine cytology
  • Urine protein/creatinine ratio (UPC)
  • Full urinalysis (urine stix, urine specific gravity and urine cytology)
  • Aerobic culture (includes isolation, identification and sensitivity)

Histopathology

  • Soft tissue
  • Bony tissue
  • Ophthalmic pathology

Haematology

  • Complete blood count (CBC)
  • Blood smear examination
  • Manual platelet count
  • Manual reticulocyte count
  • Buffy coat smear examination

Coagulation

  • Prothrombin Time (PT)
  • Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)
  • Prothrombin Time (PT) + Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (aPTT)

Immunology

  • Canine Direct Coombs Test
  • Feline Direct Coombs Test

Biochemistry

We offer a range of profiles or alternatively you can request a single chemistry on its own

ProfileTests
Profile 1 (P1)CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Ca, Urine SG
Profile 2 (P2) CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Total bilirubin, Amylase, Ca, Urine SG
Profile 3 (P3) CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Cholesterol, Total bilirubin, Amylase, Lipase, Na, K, Cl, Ca, Phosphate, CK, Urine SG
Liver A (LA) CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Cholesterol, Total bilirubin, Bile Acids. Urine SG, Bilirubin and Urobilirubin
Liver B (LB) CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Total bilirubin, Dynamic Bile Acids. Urine SG, Bilirubin and Urobilirubin
PU/PD (PuPd) CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Cholesterol, Total bilirubin, Na, K, Cl, Ca, Phosphate, Urine SG
Geriatric Cat A (GCA)CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Na, K, Cl, Ca, Phosphate, Mg, Urine SG
Geriatric Cat B (GCB)CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, Albumin, Globulin, A:G, ALT, ALP, Na, K, Cl, Ca, Phosphate, Mg, T4, Urine SG
Collapse/fitting (CF)CBC & blood smear, Glucose, Urea, Creatinine, Protein, ALT, ALP, Bile Acids, Na, K, Cl, Ca, Phosphate, CK, Urine SG

Endocrinology

  • Dynamic bile acids test (fasting and two hours post-prandial)
  • Low dose dexamethasone suppression test (canine) - 0, 4 & 8 hours
  • High dose dexamethasone suppression test (canine) - 0, 4 & 8 hours
  • ACTH stimulation test (canine) - 0 & 1 hour post-ACTH
  • Fructosamine
  • Total T4

Faecal tests

Baermann faecal float for lungworm larvae

Microbiology

Bacteriology

  • Aerobic culture
    Includes isolation, identification and sensitivity
    e.g. nasal, superficial skin, genital tract, urine
  • Aerobic and anaerobic culture
    Includes aerobic and anaerobic isolation with aerobic identification and sensitivity
    e.g. deep draining sinuses, abscesses, lung tissue, corneal swabs

Mycology

  • General fungal culture
  • Dermatophyte (ringworm) culture